Profile: Amazing Slovenian Furniture Manufacturer

One of the perks of being on the TV Show Shark Tank is that people from all over the world reach out offering congratulations, encouragement, asking for advice and offering opportunities.  I'm really touched each time I get an email from someone who saw my Shark Tank segment.  

Recently, out of the blue, a very kind man by the name of Gregor reached out to me telling me about his family-owned Slovenian furniture manufacturing/design business, MizarstvoGrm.  I've been talking about European expansion (even investigating the Baltic region) for about a year now, starting to put the pieces in place to make it happen. As soon as I read his email, I knew it was one of those cosmic connections.  We shared stories and I told him, due to European interest, I had been looking to manufacturer with a small, family-owned shop in Europe similar to Ray's in Ohio.  I could manufacture in China like almost everyone else does but it doesn't fit the core values of MMF...and it just doesn't feel right. Gregor and I are working to make MMF Europe happen but I also know the down economy has hit business hard and I want to do whatever I can to help them bring in new clients.  

In the past, they've worked as manufacturers for Ikea and Habitat.  Gregor has also launched a very cool slot together crib that is being sold exclusively through BeeZee Designs.  Check some of their work below!

If you or someone you know produces furniture (modern or otherwise) in Europe, please consider Gregor and his family business for your production needs.  Also, they are looking for potential investors as well.  Feel free to contact me for more information, if you'd like!  I'm happy to rave about them. :) 


Teddy Bear Slot Together (No TOOLS!) Crib
(I used Google Translate from Slovenian to English on the text below) 
For you developing a new children's program. The first product from the child development program that develops ga Woodworking Plant is quick to assemble and to dismantle bed that allows for easy transport and quick assembly of cribs. Bed is a design solution and designer Gregory Bush accomplished by Bianca Žvorc, dizajnerke and business owners BeeZee Designs. 
The idea has evolved from the need for easy, usable and safe crib, which will be the design, ease of use and delight the most demanding parents, and children and provide a pleasant sleep. Bed is made of birch wood veneer panels (thin layers of wood glued in thickness), which gives the bed of high strength and flexibility. All edges are fully rounded, merges elements are designed to be easily folded up bed by simply sticking items into one another. 
Bed is composed of the exhibition and in 3 minutes and is suitable for frequent transport, as well as for permanent installation.Comes in a natural birch wood, waxed with beeswax or painted with white water-based paint. 
The number of registered patent 1-360882811 in New York, USA. 
When you purchase you get a GIFT summer stickers BeeZeeEcoKid BeeZeeEcoKid and healthy toy of your choice!SIZE: 130 cm x 72 cm x 102 cmFor the mattress 120 cm x 60 cmMATERIALS:- Laminated birch wood- Natural wax- White water-basedFor all questions: info@mizarstvogrm.si or info@beezeeecokid.comDELIVERY:5-10 days outside the EU2-5 days in the EUFaster delivery available on demand.
How cool is this bedroom set?!?!?  I would've killed for a slide as a kid!  (Gregor design. Not an MMF Design)

The company was founded in 1987, throughout its existence, grows, builds to production, as well as personnel capacities. From the very beginning until today the company has successfully operated in the production of finished joinery products for domestic and foreign clients. Through different periods involving large Slovenian and world known companies and organizations. Founder Anthony Plant was his carpentry business started operations in 1987 in a village not far from the center Trebnje. The workshop, which did not measure more than 95m2, initially sufficient for the initial needs of the self-employed craftsman. Soon, this working environment has become too small for new orders and additional staff. The family business has expanded, has also joined his wife, but the practical knowledge with theoretical fundamentals and build an expertise and an excellent son and daughter, who with his academic focus further influence on the modern wind in the company, which he has contributed a significant added value .

One of the gorgeous doors they've produced.


The Skårtist said...

Gorgeous stuff. Love the crib. thanks for sharing!

Cyra said...

These pieces of Slovenian furniture are perfect for a vintage interior design. I am currently looking for furniture pieces that will fit my design. I am doing a living room makeover in a real estate Denver property. Maybe I should consider the manufacturer you mentioned here in your post. Thanks for sharing!

ecmkno1 said...

Wow!! i like these pieces a lot,especially the crib and bed with slide,forward thinking for the new age.Those did not come from your typical woodworking plans.The bed would be so much fun for kids,i know my son would absolutely love it.